June 30, 1965

PC

Mr. Soulham

Progressive Conservative

1. Did the Minister of Finance recently receive either a written or personal representation from officials of the National Association of Federal Superannuates requesting an upward adjustment in pensions to meet the ever increasing cost of living and, if so, has a meeting between his departmental officials and those of the Federal Superannuates been arranged to discuss this important matter?

2. Will Federal Superannuates receive the same escalation benefits as those planned for active civil servants when the Canada Pension Plan goes into effect January 1, 1966?

3. What was the balance of the Public Service Superannuation Fund as of December 31, 1964?

4. By what amount during the last fiscal year did the interest accumulations on the Public Service Superannuation Fund exceed the payments made to Superannuates in the same period?

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Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REQUEST BY SUPERANNUATES FOR INCREASED PENSIONS
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LIB

Lawrence T. Pennell (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. L. T. Pennell (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Finance):

1. The Minister of Finance has received such representations from time to time. He and his officers participated in meetings with representatives of that association during the past year.

2. The escalation of benefits under the Canada Pension Plan will be applied in accordance with that plan to all who contribute under it in respect of their benefits under it and not in respect of any benefits payable under the Public Service Superannuation Act.

3. Approximately $2,136,046,470.

4. Approximately $26,129,200.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REQUEST BY SUPERANNUATES FOR INCREASED PENSIONS
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PRICES OF C.M.H.C. HOMES

PC

Mr. Stenson

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the average price of homes built in Canada under Central Mortgage and Housing for the years 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964?

2. What was the average land costs for these years?

3. What are the land costs for Central Mortgage and Housing homes in the cities of Hamilton, Kitchener, Metropolitan Toronto, Oshawa, Ottawa, Kingston, London and Peterborough in 1962-63?

4. What is the cost per lot, including land costs, all utilities and curbs, gutters, paved streets and storm drains in the following cities: Hamilton, Kitchener, Metropolitan Toronto. Oshawa, Ottawa, Kingston, London and Peterborough?

5. Do any municipalities ask for assistance toward trunk services for a Central Mortgage project and, if so, which municipalities?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRICES OF C.M.H.C. HOMES
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LIB

John Robert (Jack) Nicholson (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. J. R. Nicholson (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

1. 1958, $14,479; 1959, $14,729; 1960, $14,639; 1961, $14,888; 1962, $15,233; 1963, $15,682; 1964, $16,478.

Note: Data relate to estimated average costs of single detached dwellings financed under the National Housing Act. The mortgage insurance fee is excluded.

2. No series is available on the costs of undeveloped land. Data are available on the costs (estimated by loan applicants) of lots on which NHA financed houses are constructed. These costs vary with variations in the services provided, and with the extent to which such services are financed by municipal taxes. Of the two series below, (a) shows estimated costs for all lots, whatever the degree of servicing or method of payment. Series (b) shows estimated costs only for lots serviced with piped water and sanitary sewer, and for which the cost of all services is included in the price of the lot.

Questions (a) (b)

1958 $ 2,471 $ *1959 2,533 *1960 2,473 3,0871961 2,602 3,1801962 2,783 3,3401963 2,973 3,5031964 3,082 3,553

* not available

3 and 4. As indicated in 2 above, data on the costs of undeveloped land are not available.

The two sets of data, (a) and (b) referred to in 2 above are provided below for the centres indicated. Series (a) however, relates to the areas serviced by CMHC field offices in the centres indicated. In most cases, these areas are larger than the metropolitan and major urban areas specified. Series (b) relates only to the metropolitan or major urban areas specified.

(a) (b)

1962 1963 1962 1963Hamilton $ 3,818 $ 4,054 $ 4,396 $ 4,458Kitchener 2,179 2,184 2,965 3,025Toronto 5,416 5,480 5,670 5,624Oshawa 3,189 * 3,318 3,405Ottawa 3,045 3,197 4,304 4,657Kingston 1,945 1,859 2,962 2,848London 2,595 2,805 3,245 3,349Peterborough 1,600 1,536 1,760 1,542

* not available

5. Originally it was the requirement that trunk services to the edge of a Federal-Provincial land assembly or public housing project area were to be provided by a municipality at its own expense. Early in 1964, Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation agreed that the cost of extending trunk services to a Federal-Provincial project could be allowed as a project development charge, provided the financial arrangements for these trunk services and the installation of services within the project area were the same as those applicable to privately-developed subdivisions. Since that time, the Townships of Etobicoke and Sandwich East have requested financial assistance to instal trunk services and the Federal-Provincial Partnership has agreed in each case to participate.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRICES OF C.M.H.C. HOMES
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CAUSEWAY CONSTRUCTION, PICTOU HARBOUR, N.S.

NDP

Mr. Douglas

New Democratic Party

1. Has the government received any representations asking them to participate in the construction

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Questions

of a causeway-dam across Pictou harbour, Nova Scotia, at the mouth of the Middle and West Rivers?

2. If so (a) who made these representations and what were the dates of such representations (b) what answer did the government give to these representations?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CAUSEWAY CONSTRUCTION, PICTOU HARBOUR, N.S.
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LIB

Louis-Joseph-Lucien Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. Lucien Cardin (Minister of Public Works):

1 and 2. In a letter dated February 2, 1965, Hon. Stephen Pyke requested approval to route the trans-Canada highway across Pictou Harbour at the mouth of the Middle and West Rivers. The route was approved as requested on the basis that under the Trans-Canada Highway Agreement the federal government would participate only in the actual or equivalent cost of the most economical crossing for a two lane highway. The type of crossing to be used has not yet been established.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CAUSEWAY CONSTRUCTION, PICTOU HARBOUR, N.S.
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DISCUSSIONS RESPECTING ALASKA HIGHWAY AND ROUTE THROUGH MAINE

PC

Mr. MacLean (Queens)

Progressive Conservative

Are any discussions going on at the present time between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States, initiated either by the Government of Canada or on behalf of any of the provinces, with regard to the improvement of the Alaska Highway through Canada and the possible construction of a direct route from the Maritime Provinces through the State of Maine to the Montreal area?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DISCUSSIONS RESPECTING ALASKA HIGHWAY AND ROUTE THROUGH MAINE
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DISCUSSIONS RESPECTING ALASKA HIGHWAY AND ROUTE THROUGH MAINE
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CORRIDOR ROAD THROUGH MAINE

PC

Mr. MacLean (Queens)

Progressive Conservative

1. Are any discussions in progress between any of the provincial governments and the Government of Canada, relating to the construction of a so-called corridor road running from the Montreal area through Maine to the McAdam area of New Brunswick?

2. Has the government received any proposals regarding such a road from the International Atlantic Corridor Road Committee?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CORRIDOR ROAD THROUGH MAINE
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

1. No.

2. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CORRIDOR ROAD THROUGH MAINE
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'LEGALIZATION OF LOTTERIES

PC

Mr. Pigeon

Progressive Conservative

1. Is it the intention of the government to amend the penal code in order to legalize lotteries in Canada?

2. If so, when will such action be taken?

3. If not, for what reasons will the code not be amended?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   'LEGALIZATION OF LOTTERIES
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LIB

Donald Stovel Macdonald (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. D. S. Macdonald (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Justice):

The most

recent expression of Government inten-

tion on this subject was contained in the press release following the federal-provincial conference held in November, 1963, as follows:

"Some provincial governments explained the difficulties they have in enforcing the provisions of the Criminal Code in respect of lotteries and gambling. Suggestions were made that the institution of provincial lotteries would alleviate the situation. Other provinces, however, opposed this suggestion. The Federal Government indicated that it had no interest in instituting a Federal lottery but undertook to consider the amendment of the Criminal Code in the light of the views put forward."

The government has not come to any decision as to what amendments, if any, should be proposed for the lottery sections of the Criminal Code.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   'LEGALIZATION OF LOTTERIES
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LAKEHEAD-BRIDGE OVER KAMINISTIQUIA RIVER

NDP

Mr. Fisher

New Democratic Party

1. Does the Department of Transport have under consideration proposals made by the Northwestern Ontario Development Association that a new bridge structure be erected over the Kaministiquia River at James Street?

2. Has the Department exchanged any correspondence and expressed any views or received any views from the Lakehead Harbour Commission on the need for such a structure and the relative responsibilities of the Department and this agency in such a project?

3. What statutory authority or regulations in the hands of the Minister relate to the construction of a bridge over navigable waters?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LAKEHEAD-BRIDGE OVER KAMINISTIQUIA RIVER
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LIB

Jean-Charles Cantin (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Jean-Charles Canlin (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Transport):

1.

Several weeks ago Mr. Hubert Badanai, M.P., for Fort William accompanied by Senator Paterson gave the Minister of Transport a copy of a brief submitted by the Northwestern Ontario Development Association to the government of Ontario, but this brief does not contain any specific proposal of recommendation from the association regarding a new bridge structure though strong representations in favour of a new bridge were made by Mr. Badanai and Senator Paterson. The Department is, however, considering, in consultation with the Department of Public Works and the Canadian National Railways, the nature and scope of federal responsibility for a new crossing of the Kaministiquia River.

2. The Department has deferred communicating with the Lakehead Harbour Commission on this subject until the completion of the examination referred to in answer to No. 1.

3. In respect of railway bridges, the Railway Act and in respect of bridges in public harbours or over canals, the Department of Transport Act, Harbours Commissions Act,

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1964, the National Harbours Board Act and other Harbour Commissioners Acts.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LAKEHEAD-BRIDGE OVER KAMINISTIQUIA RIVER
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